a newcomer to the family
The range of the Porsche Macan is enriched with a T version (for Touring), a new variant of the German SUV which is between the basic model and the Macan S.
Until now, this name was reserved for the 911 and the 718 range and has its roots in the 1960s, when the « Touring » versions identified models oriented towards a sportier driving style, while remaining quite « accessible. « financially speaking.
The Porsche Macan T stays true to that philosophy, with a 265-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and a ride height lowered by 15 millimeters compared to the normal Macan. Marketing in Germany will begin in April 2022 with an entry price slightly below 70,000 euros.
The choice of the 2.0-litre four-cylinder is explained in particular by questions of weight: compared to the much more powerful 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 of the Macan S and GTS, it saves 58.8 kilos on the front axle, which benefits agility. The 265 horsepower and 400 Nm of torque are sent to all four wheels via the seven-speed dual-clutch PDK gearbox. Porsche announces a top speed of 232 km/h and 6.2 seconds to go from 0 to 100 km/h.
The Porsche Macan T is also sharper thanks to its reduced ride height, but also with the Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) system delivered as standard. The anti-roll bars at the front axle have also been revised to make them stiffer, as has the Porsche Traction Management (PTM) which has been recalibrated to return more power to the front axle when grip becomes difficult. precarious.
Optionally, you can also opt for the adaptive air suspension with PASM, which offers an additional lowering of 10 millimeters.
Minor cosmetic changes
Cosmetically, the Porsche Macan T features a number of details painted in Agate Gray Metallic, such as the bumpers, mirror caps, spoilers and rear logos. Sport exhaust tips and 20-inch alloy wheels are also standard.
Inside, the Macan has heated and power-adjustable leather sports seats, contrasting silver stitching, a heated multifunction sports steering wheel and the ubiquitous stopwatch from the Sport Chrono pack at the top of the dashboard.